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      Tessellated Blenny
      Tessellated Blenny

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Hypsoblennius invemar
      Max. size: 5.8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: demersal; marine ; depth range - 3 m
      Climate: tropical
      Distribution: Western Atlantic = Louisiana in USA, Gulf of Mexico, and Lesser Antilles to Venezuela.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 14. Head and usually pectoral fin base have orange spots on dark background. Black spot on side of head behind eye.
      Biology: Lives in attached, empty barnacle shells in clear waters, usually on pilings, buoys and rock ledges at or near surface.
      Aquarium Care: Provide the Tessellated Blenny with plenty of hiding places. Not common in the hobby, however, there is greater interest due to its beautiful coloration. Omnivore.
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